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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Donald N. Briggs

College Park, MD-----(Mayor Donald N. Briggs)

Mayor Don Briggs of the Town of Emmitsburg graduated from the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. The ceremony took place on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Tyser Auditorium on the University of Maryland College Park campus.

More than 90 public officials from across the state received an Academy certificate in the presence of family and friends. All Academy Fellows completed a robust program, which included core and elective classes designed to meet their professional needs as municipal or county officials in local government, Through the program, the graduates not only enhanced their understanding of local government issues and ethical standards for public services, but also developed a foundation for informed policy making and effective governance.

University of Maryland School of Public Policy Dean Robert C. Orr said, "The School is proud to recognize these graduates. Their commitment to public service and to providing the best possible local government to people across the state is not only admirable, it is of great importance."

The Academy, which offered its first classes in 1998, is a collaborative effort between the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, the Maryland Municipal League, the Maryland Association of Counties and the Local Government Insurance Trust.

About the University of Maryland School of Public Policy
The University of Maryland School of Public Policy (SPP) draws on experienced faculty, an outstanding staff and partnerships with thousands of organizations to prepare professionals to address the world's most pressing challenges. As part of a top-tier public research institution, the School also draws upon expertise from across campus and throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. These linkages reflect the School's commitment to sharing its research, educational and technological strengths with the community, the State and beyond. The School has more than 25 years of experience delivering acclaimed leadership development and public policy programs to public (federal, state and local) clients as well as for-and non-profit organizations, and government agencies from abroad.

Congratulations Mayor Briggs!